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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

From US$135,00
  • Guided itinerary allows even those with limited time to explore Panama by boat and on foot
  • See the newly expanded “Panamax” locks at work from the Agua Clara Visitor Center 
  • Avoid getting lost in the jungle of San Lorenzo National Park,
Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

Taking a guided tour of the Panama Canal allows you to hop between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with minimum hassle. This experience allows you to enjoy Monkey Island and enjoy a picnic lunch near the Gatun Dam before exploring San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Plus, lunch and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included for added convenience.

What to Expect
After hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, your tour begins with a 90-minute boat ride on the waterways adjacent to the canal: you'll see jungle wildlife, navigate Gatun Lake, and watch massive ships pass through the canal.

Visit the famous Monkey Island, home to capuchins, howlers, and tamarins, before traveling to the Caribbean side of Panama and the Agua Clara Visitor Center. Here, you'll watch ships pass through the newly expanded “Panamax” locks from a canal-side observation deck and learn about the history, operation, and importance of the Panama Canal.

Next, you'll visit San Lorenzo National Park to see rainforest flora and fauna followed by a picnic lunch and a tour of Fort San Lorenzo, a 400-year-old Spanish fort on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. One of the most historically important spots in Panama, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort repelled pirates as part of the defensive system that protected the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Crown.

Your full-day tour ends with a return to your hotel in Panama City.
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1 - 5 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour

This tour is a very nice balance of wildlife, history, and sightseeing. When we let our guide know that some of us were birdwatchers, he made sure to take us over to some places where we could see a few less common species. We had...More

1  Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Way to See Panama

This is a great way to experience Panama's highlights, from the canal, to wildlife, to an old fort overlooking both oceans. I can't say enough about the trip or Enrique our guide, who was not only knowledgable (and funny), but could spot a sloth hiding...More

1  Thank ShayKim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Casco Viejo, Canal Museum, Train Tour, and more

Carlos, our guide and driver, was awesome! He customized two days of tours so that we could get the train experience despite rain and flooding in Colon. We was very knowledgeable about everything and even told us his family history of 3 generations working at...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 9 June 2018
Amazing experience

This was an amazing tour. One of the best I have done over the years. The guides are very passionate and stopped multiple times to show us animals/birds on the side of the road. We saw so many wild animals (including a bunch of cyclists)...More

2  Thank Mig5000
Reviewed 18 May 2018
Nice Way to See & Experience Panama

Very much enjoyed this busy and information packed day. Each aspect of the trip was uniquely enjoyable. Our guide and the driver were very good at what they do and were great companions for the day. Seeing a sloth, feeding a monkey, taking a motorboat...More

3  Thank DPB123
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newman j
1 July 2018|
Response from J K | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall much walking at all until the end where we went to San Lorenzo National Park. This being said I bet they would pull you up close with the van. We got out early to look for wildlife. At the locks at the... More
Sanjeev V
18 June 2018|
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Response from Digna J | Reviewed this property |
No, you drive to monkey island and go on small boat through Gatun Lake to small islands. Then go to canal on Atlantic side and see locks there. Then you go to San Lorenzo have tour and lunch.